I am a full time artist living in Orlando Fl, with my husband and our family of 2 Shih Tzus.
Nature Scapes in acrylic are among my favorite things to paint and this blog will show the progress of my works in their different stages. Many of my paintings are created using multiple canvases to create a sculptural affect. If you have any questions you would like me to answer about my work or techniques, please let me know and I will be happy to blog about it.
I am also a busy jewelry artist and will be posting photos of finished pieces of interest.
I'll also be including lots of garden photos and other inspirational pictures along the way.
I'm almost finished with my bearded iris garden painting . This week I managed to complete all the flowers and leaves, today I will start on the background for this piece. First though, I wanted to get a great photo with no background to possibly use for licensing work. I hope to put both to use, with background and without. The new technique I've been working on for years now, that I've finally perfected for backgrounds, I've begun to use for the main focal elements in this painting, the iris blooms themselves. I like the results so much that I will probably continue along this line with every new painting I create. It is a time consuming process but I like the results.
I do enjoy my iris garden each year, they bring me a lot of happiness when they bloom. I love the purple but my favorites are the pinks. These irises have traveled with with and moved with me for the last 17 years or so.
This will be the last year I will get to enjoy them as chris and I will be moving next summer of 2013 to a different area of the country, where these beauties I'm afriad, will not flower for me. It is time though, onto another adventure and a new life. We're ready for the change, something we're very much looking forward too.
My irises though, will not be left to fend for themselves here in NY, they will go on a move themselves, via USPS this fall, to live with a friend of mine in VA. I will enjoy the photos I have taken of them over the years and the artwork I plan to keep creating to celebrate their beauty.